Second half scoring puts Lady Friars in Final Four again

Christina Stack (10) and the rest of the Lady Friars earned yet another trip to the TAPPS Division I Final Four with playoff wins over St. John XXIII and Antonian.
Christina Stack (10) and the rest of the Lady Friars earned yet another trip to the TAPPS Division I Final Four with playoff wins over St. John XXIII and Antonian.

They've needed a little time to get warmed up in the first two rounds of the playoffs, but the second half has been kind to the Lady Friars, pushing the team into the TAPPS Division I Final Four yet again in 2017.

In the first two rounds of the postseason, the Lady Friars (18-5-0) hasn't managed to score a first-half goal, but they've put up five in the second half and blanked both opponents.

In the opening round last Friday, the Lady Friars scored four goal in the second half to put away Katy St. John XXIII by a 4-0 count at Roffino Stadium.

Three players – Alexis Sanders, Kaky Kuby and Nikki Chamagua – contributed to the scoring with Sanders scoring twice. The goals were assisted by Kuby, Katie Gittemeier, Christina Stack and Mallory Johnson.

Chase Malone led a strong defensive effort that prevented single shot on goal. Madison White earned the shutout in net for Bishop Lynch.

On Tuesday, the Lady Friars edged out a tough Antonian squad by a 1-0 count. Johnson got the only score of the contest off an assists from Anna Schrader.

White earned her second shutout in as many playoff starts while another strong defensive effort led by Malone, Chamagua, Gittemeier and Jordyn Beard limited Antonian to just four shots on goal.

In the semifinal round, Bishop Lynch will face the winner of today's match between Parish Episcopal and Houston St. Agnes. Game details will be determined soon. Look for more information on our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/blathletics.

 

TAPPS Division I Area Playoffs

STJ             0       0       – 0

BL              0       4       – 4

G: Alexis Sanders (2), Kaky Kuby, Nikki Chamagua

A: Kaky Kuby, Katie Gittemeier, Christina Stack, Mallory Johnson

SO: Madison White

 

TAPPS Division I Quarterfinals

ANT           0       0       – 0

BL              0       1       – 1

G: Mallory Johnson

A: Anna Schrader

SO: Madison White